WeddingDates Company Update: Spring 2024

Spring 2024 Company Update

A BUSY START TO 2024: HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR EVENTFUL YEAR SO FAR – Spring Company Update

Welcome to the most recent update from WeddingDates. We are delighted to share the news and achievements of our company and team during the first quarter of 2024. It has been a bustling and fulfilling start to the year, with new customer acquisitions, recognition of outstanding team members, the release of our annual Wedding Industry Report, and the announcement of new updates to WedPro, our Sales Pipeline Management Software.

Let’s take a glimpse at our most recent news and updates. Did you miss the January company update? You can catch up here. 

CELEBRATING SUCCESS: WEDDINGDATES’ LATEST COMPANY AND TEAM NEWS
NEW WEDPRO SOFTWARE FEATURES 

Our development team have been busy rolling out updates to WedPro with some significant enhancements released in the past few months, aimed at providing better support and features for our valued customers. These improvements ensure they can manage their sales and communication with their couples more efficiently, ultimately helping them to achieve greater success.

  • Bulk and Custom WedMails
  • Additional Conversion Rate Reporting 
  • Aged Enquiry Cleaner 
  • HTML Compatibility
  • Showround Report 
  • Lead Time Report 

And we have a few more exciting updates coming soon! View all the latest WedPro product updates here. 

Introducing WedPro Academy
WEDPRO ACADEMY

We envisioned the WedPro Academy with a simple yet powerful goal: to support wedding professionals like you to thrive within the competitive wedding industry. Launched to customers in March, WedPro and WeddingDates listing clients are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to become the best WedPro they can be. Massive congratulations to Emmie Ide, Wedding Executive at Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa for being the FIRST to complete not one but two courses in the WedPro Academy! 

For more information on WedPro Academy enrollment, please click here. 

WELCOMING NEW CUSTOMERS TO OUR WEDPRO COMMUNITY

We are excited to welcome a host of new customers to our WedPro community. These new partnerships are a testament to the trust and confidence the industry places in our solutions. We look forward to helping these new customers streamline their operations and achieve their business goals. 

Head over to GetWedPro on Instagram to view some of our latest customers – with loads more being announced in the coming weeks! 

WEDDING BUSINESS SUPPORT – LATEST DOWNLOADS

2024 Wedding Industry Report

2024 WEDDING INDUSTRY REPORT 

If you still need to download our 2024 Wedding Industry Report, what are you waiting for?

Our ninth annual Wedding Industry Report, released on the 14th of February, is jam-packed with the latest wedding trends, industry insights and expert analysis from our WedPro team. This report is an essential resource for wedding professionals looking to stay informed about industry developments and consumer behaviours.

Download the UK Report here and the Ireland Report here. 

WEDDINGDATES COMPANY OFFERS
WEDDING SUPPLIERS – DISCOUNTED LISTING RATE

We are pleased to extend a special offer to wedding suppliers – for just 9.99 pm you can now become an official WeddingDates Recommended Supplier. By joining our wedding directory, suppliers in Ireland and the UK can benefit from increased visibility and connections within the industry. 

For more details on this offer, visit our Wedding Supplier Advertising page or fill in the contact form here to chat to Medhavi about getting signed up.

WEDDINGDATES COMPANY MILESTONES AND CELEBRATIONS

WeddingDates 16 Anniversary Video Recap

COMMEMORATING 16 YEARS IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY

In February, we raised a toast to 16 amazing years! From innovation to remarkable growth, it’s been quite the ride. But what truly fills our hearts is the bond we’ve formed with each of you, our cherished customers.

Your unwavering support and partnership have played a pivotal role in shaping our journey. We owe our success to you, and for that, we’re profoundly grateful. Here’s to the memories made and the ones yet to come!

Watch our 16th Anniversary Recap Video here. 

WEDDINGDATES TEAM CELEBRATE WORK ANNIVERSARIES 

We take pride in acknowledging the remarkable milestones achieved by our team members. In the past 4 months, we’ve celebrated the work anniversaries of Mizan, Alix and Sarah. 

In January, Mizan marked her first work anniversary as our B2B Marketing Specialist. Following in February, Alix, our Sales Manager, celebrated an impressive 7 years with us. Then, in March, Sarah, our Head of Operations, reached her 4th work anniversary. These milestones highlight the dedication and longevity of our team members, each contributing significantly to our collective success.

 

Hospitality on a Plate Ciara Crossan Podcast WedPro Guestline

WEDDINGDATES CEO CIARA CROSSAN FEATURED ON TOP PODCASTS

Ciara Crossan, the Founder and CEO at WeddingDates, recently graced two prominent podcasts, showcasing her expertise and insights in the wedding industry. In one episode, she joined Cyril McAree on the “Hospitality on a Plate” podcast, sponsored by Guestline, recorded at Cork’s renowned Vienna Woods Hotel and Holiday Villas. 

Listen to her enlightening conversation on the podcast episode here.

Additionally, Ciara shared her wisdom on Becca Pountney’s podcast series, “Wedding Pros Who Are Ready to Grow,” where she delved into the challenges faced by wedding couples.

Tune in to gain valuable insights from Ciara’s experience and expertise.

NETWORKING FOR SUCCESS PANEL DISCUSSION

On Friday, 17 May, Ciara Crossan MIH, WeddingDates Founder and CEO, took to the stage at The Everyman Theatre in Cork for a panel discussion on “Networking for Success.” The event celebrated a decade of impact by the Local Enterprise Office in Cork City. As a local entrepreneur who has received support from LEO since starting her business 16 years ago, Ciara was delighted to share her knowledge and experience with the audience.

WedPro by WeddingDates Best Western AMC 2024

EVENTS AND CONFERENCES WE ATTENDED
  • Best Western AMC 2024 on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th January 
  • Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Conference on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th February
  • National Hotel Marketing Conference (NHMC) on Thursday the 25th of April 

Read more about the Best Western AMC conference + highlight video here. 

New Instagram account WedPro

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